On Tuesday, April 6, at about 2:15 p.m. Wareham Police Detectives stopped a vehicle on Cranberry Highway near Depot Street. The detectives had developed information that the female operator was suspected of dealing illegal drugs in Wareham.
It was believed that the suspect was hiding the drugs in a safe in the trunk of the vehicle. During the stop, she was placed under arrest after it determined that her driver’s license was suspended. During a search, detectives located a small safe in the trunk and seized it.
At the police station detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant to investigate the contents of the safe. Inside detectives located 44 grams of suspected fentanyl, 12.4 grams of suspected cocaine, $600.00 cash, a digital scale, and multiple other items consistent with illegal drug dealing.
Desiree S. Martin (31), of Taunton, is charged with trafficking in fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a class (B) substance, and operating after suspension of her driver’s license.
Police Chief John Walcek said, “Wareham Police detectives are aggressively investigating reports of drug dealing. People who refuse to heed our warnings will be arrested and charged accordingly.” He added, “Don’t deal drugs in our community, and if you do know that we are coming for you.”
Wareham Police Department photo.